Patent Number: 6,295,063

Title: Apparatus for producing exploded view and animation of assembling, and method thereof

Abstract: An apparatus for producing an exploded view has an input unit, a geometrical data memory for storing geometrical data of parts composing an assembly, a memory for storing assembling process data composed of part to be attached data and attaching direction data a calculating unit for generating the assembly for a display unit based on the geometrical data, and means for determining arranged positions of the parts composing said assembly in a disassembled state based on assembling process data and the geometrical data, thereby an exploded view being displayed in the display unit corresponding to the arranged positions is determined. An apparatus for producing animation of assembling comprises a geometrical data memory for storing geometries of parts composing an assembly, an attaching procedure data memory for storing attaching procedures composed of attaching orders, part to be attached data and attaching direction data, a jointing data memory for storing jointing data composed of part to be attached data and jointing method data, a table for special jointing operation memory for storing a table for special jointing operation composed of jointing method data and operation data special for the jointing method data, and operating data producing means for producing operating data for part to be attached as an input parameter to an animation display function using the geometrical data in the geometrical data memory, the attaching procedure data in the attaching procedure data memory, the jointing data in the jointing data memory, and the table for special jointing operation in the table for special jointing operation memory.

Inventors: Minami; Shunsuke (Brookline, MA), Ishida; Tomotoshi (Hitachinaka, JP), Shinotsuka; Yoshiaki (Hitachi, JP), Kumamoto; Kunio (Yokohama, JP)

Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.

International Classification: G06T 17/40 (20060101); G06T 017/00 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018